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would like to say special thanks to martha who fielded this whole adventure, you have done had marvelous job. give her a hand too. [applause] >> thank you for that. that was phenomenal and nice to see, beaten into submission and sufficiently moved, that was wonderful, thank you for being here today. there is the loss in that this property is no longer being handed down in the same way as vinson 1652. the advantage too is there is an organization here now that is dedicated to preserving down from 8,000 acres to the remaining 243 and making sure we don't lose another one. and there is an organic farm planted here, history programming, plans to preserve the house, plans to restore cornelia's garden. the history and the narrative sort of comes to a close, there is a loss in that, there's something exciting about the future that we expect to continue here for a very long time. i invite you all to come up, we are open until at is too cold to do that. there are so many things, but one in particular is there is the spiralling history here, goes off in all these incredible directions and we are l
was a second cousin, when the british, potomac to burn mount vernon, get out my books and martha, presumably not in that order -- [laughter] >> he presumed he was going to lose everything. when jefferson eventually gets around to writing those famous words, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, they sounded pretty rhetorical. hey, they were for real. it was everything. you have to be willing to do that. and he was willing. later, in 1779, a british frigate comes up to potomac and lund washington says i'm going to send out a skiff with fruit and presence to appease the british captain. so we does not and the british captain says, hey, man, i'm just fishing for airing. i have no evil intention figures even know this is mount vernon. so lund washington sends a report of this to george, sort of proud that he defended the homestead. and washington writes back and says, i am extremely distressed at what you have told me. you have sullied my honor. if it happens again, let them burn it to the ground. these are the kind of guys we are talking about, okay? there's a special quality to this pa
and martha, presumably, not in that order. [laughter] he presumed he was going to lose everything. when jefferson gets around to writing the famous words, our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor. they sounded pretty rhetorical. hey, they were for real. it was everything. it was all in. you had to be willing to do that, and he was willing. later in 1779, a british frigot comes up the river, and they say, i'm going to send out a skiff with fruit and presents to appease the british captain. he does that. the captain says, hey, man, i'm just fishing for herriing. [laughter] i have no evil intentions. he does not even know this is mount vernon. lund washington sends a report of this to george sort of proud he defended the homestead, and washington writes back and says i'm extremely distressed at what you have told me. you have sullied my honor. if it happens again, let me burn it to the ground. these are the kinds of guys we're talking about here, okay? there is a special quality to the particular crisis that generates a level of leadership, not just in virginia, but beyond. by the way,
did martha tear of south asian studies and the director of international studies at the kennedy college in connecticut. are you going back to trinity? the author of more than one dozen but long dash books if you count those the only available in india. this year he published two books one we will not talk about but it is worth checking out called uncle swami called. >> it is about of south asia is a good book. we will talk about his new book just published a called "the poorer nations"r many vijay is unquestionably the leading historian of the global self today. not only in the sense this book and its pre-quell the darker nations and in their sad not that they so thoroughly cover the rise of the political movements of the global south but they turn the history of the 20th century upside-down hence our. they do it tells the story of the era of the cold war of the point of view of the third world so it is a really unusual paradigm shifting of history. then "the poorer nations" i will not talk about a much but it covers the period of the rise of what we now call the global south ra
and martha kellner chair of south asian studies and the director of international studies at trinity college in hartford, connecticut. and are you going back to trinity? [laughter] the future -- >> the problem, situation in beirut. >> right. he is the author of more than a dozen books if you count the books that are only available in india. unfortunately, there are a few that are only published there. this year he published two books. one of the books that we're not going to talk about but is really worth checking out is a book called uncle swame, and it's about the history and the role of south asians in america. it's a really good book. we are going to talk about his new book that was just published by verso books called "the poorer nations." and, you know, for my money vijay is unquestionably the leading historian of the global south today. not only in the sense that this book and its prequel, "the darker nations," and the two books are really kind of a set. not only in the sense that they so thoroughly cover the rise of the political movements of the global south, but they really turn th
stuff to watch for me, but mitt is a cross between steady and martha stewart, some denied that. at china media. serbs and in her mid-20s you can rent a $19 house in l.a. and if you talk like an engineer or silicon valley for renting, i huge crown. i think it's great for someone in their 20's. the stairwell. considering how many people are starving. someone to minimize, but on the other hand, if that is that to the top, think about where everyone else's. we had this incredible lowering of expectations. the thing is for every general marbles there is just a million people who are only that close. all the people who have 20,000 or 000,000 use an youtube, is so close. a few tantalizing things, if you gates. i could almost make this work. the society based on false hope is one of the cruelest. at some point, there will start to have pretty rough midlife crisis when it did now workout. it's a shame. it's a jazzy waiting to happen for the facebook generation. so let some point the facebook generation more likely kids will say we're sick of this domestic of every financial scheme being a giant c
they loved the rural lifestyle. we went by martha william's house today. it's no longer there, but she was an 86-year-old widow of an arizona sharecropper living with her son in a sagging house. don't feel sorry for me, williams said, this is a shack, but it's my shack, god gave it to me. i ain't got nobody coming to me saying you owe me rent. i sleep as long as i want to and get up when i'm ready, and when the beautiful wind gets to blowing, i can flap my wings when i want to flap them. i sleep easy at night, right here in my little run down shack by the highway. it may not be your dream, but it's mine. now you can just turn around and leave us alone. >> the history of homicide in the united states in this next interview from columbus, ohio. >> the homicide rates since, really, world war ii, correlated best with the answer to this question, do you trust the government to do the right thing most of the time, and do you believe public officials are mostly honest? when we answer "yes" toe questions like the early 50s and 60s, we don't kill each other, and when we say "no, we don't trust
mohammed morsi. president obama delivered a statement today in martha's vineyard on the situation in egypt. condemning yesterday's violence that left more than 500 people dead. here is a little of what the president had to say. >> that's why we are so concerned about recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohammed morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not clues -- inclusive and did not respect all the views of all the egyptians. we know many egyptians, millions of egyptians, operators a majority of gippings were calling for a change in course. while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention there remain a chance for reconciliation and ab opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead we have seen a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, broad crack down on mr. morsi's associations, and supporters and wounded thousand more. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interriment government and security forces. we deplor
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